Bottle Filling Stations Honored at Chicago Innovation Awards
Elkay EZH20 provides alternative solution to bottled water waste
The Elkay EZH2O rapid bottle filling station was recently named a winner of the 2011 Chicago Innovation Awards. Elkay was also named Supplier of the Year – Marketing Excellence by Affiliated Distributors, North America’s largest wholesale marketing group.
The bottle filling station offers an alternative solution to the environmental and economic waste produced by plastic disposable bottled water. It provides end-users with a rapid fill of clean, cold drinking water for existing bottles and cups, eliminating the need to purchase single serving plastic bottles.
The product line comes at a time when concern is increasing about the environmental impact of manufacturing and disposing of plastic bottled water. Since its introduction in February 2010, the bottle filling station has been installed at university campuses, airports, corporate campuses and other high-traffic public venues.